Updated February 22, 2019 by Daniel Imperiale

The 10 Best Steiner Binoculars

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Best High-End
Best Mid-Range
Best Inexpensive

This wiki has been updated 5 times since it was first published in February of 2019. Made in Germany with top-tier components, the Steiner Binoculars on this list are among the most capable of any on the market, yet many come in at very reasonable prices, considering their quality. We've included models suitable for a variety of budgets, ranked here by their optical clarity, low light performance, and additional features, like autofocus and range finding. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best steiner binocular on Amazon.

10. Predator Series

9. Safari UltraSharp 10x26

7. Tactical 10x28

6. XC 2023

5. Military-Marine 2035

4. Nighthunter LRF 2300

3. Military 2693

2. Optics HX Series

1. Military BRF 398

Editor's Notes

February 19, 2019:

Price can be a pretty reliable factor when comparing binoculars by a single brand, as larger glass elements and more complex prism designs regularly result in improved performance. Steiner seems to treat all of their glass with the same level of respect and attention to detail, with bigger pieces simply costing more. Nitrogen gas fog-proofing is also pretty standard among these, so the ranking largely came down to the coatings used on the lenses, and additional features.

For the enormous Military 2693, the addition of a compass was found to be rather useful, and its added bulk was a non-issue considering the fact that this pair is already so big. On the Navigator Pro model further down the list, the compass became something of a sticking point, as, compared with the size of these particular binos, it added too much extra proportional bulk. The laser rangefinders in some of these sets are exceptional and usually quite costly, but if you can afford to spring for it, it's a great feature.


Daniel Imperiale
Last updated on February 22, 2019 by Daniel Imperiale

Daniel Imperiale holds a bachelor’s degree in writing, and proudly fled his graduate program in poetry to pursue a quiet life at a remote Alaskan fishery. After returning to the contiguous states, he took up a position as an editor and photographer of the prestigious geek culture magazine “Unwinnable” before turning his attention to the field of health and wellness. In recent years, he has worked extensively in film and music production, making him something of a know-it-all when it comes to camera equipment, musical instruments, recording devices, and other audio-visual hardware. Daniel’s recent obsessions include horology (making him a pro when it comes to all things timekeeping) and Uranium mining and enrichment (which hasn’t proven useful just yet).


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